You may be a seasoned roaster or you may just be starting out, no doubt there was a time in your life you asked yourself what these small circular things on my coffee bags are. Many consumers believing these are an aromatic tool, allowing them to smell the coffee before buying. Let’s take a closer look at Degassing Valves and their important role in packaging roasted coffee.
From the moment coffee beans finish roasting, Carbon Dioxide (CO2) as well as some other volatile gases start to release. Coffee beans are porous by nature, so oxidation (staling) starts as soon as the roast leaves the roaster. Staling coffee is spoilt coffee and delivering spoilt coffee to the consumer can have hugely negative impacts on your brand. Maintaining your coffees “freshness” is a priority. Ensuring it is delivered to the consumer at maximal freshness is key.